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Friday

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. An opportunity to treat friends, family members to a night at the museum. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $35-$130. Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano exists an incredible world called Varekai. Production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition. 228-594-3700. www.ticketmaster.com/cirque-du-soleil-varekai-biloxi-mississippi-12-03-2017/event/1B00532EAAE9532C

7:30 p.m.

Amour Danzar Dinner Dances

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dinner $6, dance $10. Amour Danzar hosts a dinner dance every Friday night from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $6 dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., $10 dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 228-324-3730. amourdanzar@att.net

7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Mert’s Satsumas

Mert’s Satsumas, 14380 Duckworth Road, Gulfport. $20 bucket. Mert’s Satsumas will open Fridays and Saturdays for the remainder of the fruit season (weather permitting). Bring 5-gallon buckets, clippers; wear protective clothing, toe covered shoes. Young children need supervision. 228-831-2936.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday

Mudslingers

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per person. See if clay is your new hobby. Create two pots to keep; will be glazed and ready to pick up two weeks from class date. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Class limit: 10 students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/mudslingers-saturday-november-4-1030-1230-pm/

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Farmers Market

Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St., Moss Point. Fresh produce and a mix of crafts, baked goods, live plants and more. www.cityofmosspoint.org

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Volunteer Day

34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, 808 34th Street, Gulfport. Help in the 34th Street Community Garden. Wear appropriate, comfortable clothes (long pants, closed toe shoes, etc.) and bring hats, sunscreen, gloves, and gardening tools. General cleanup, learning about compost, building compost bins, “bumping up” seedlings into larger pots, other activities. A family-friendly event.

8 a.m.-11 a.m.

The Farmers Market at Long Beach

Farmers Market at Long Beach on the Town Green, Jeff Davis Ave. and 4th St., Long Beach. Local honey, local fruits and vegetables in season, jams, jellies, pickles, dip mixes, herbs, beeswax candles and lip balm, free-range chicken and duck eggs, frozen Cajun foods, goat’s milk soap, annual and perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets, breads, muffins, cookies, pastries, gourd decor, pralines, dog treats, hot tamales, teas, boiled peanuts, shrimp, beef and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com Follow on Facebook at The Farmers Market at Long Beach. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/

8 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Farmers Market

First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine St., Long Beach. State Certified Farmers Market featuring local produce, baked goods dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey. www.longbeachfarmersmarket.org

8:30 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Farmers Market

Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St., Long Beach. Local produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.

8:30 a.m.-noon

Monday

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave. Free; bring own supplies. Open to any experience level. Instructor: Teresa Busby. Learn new ideas and techniques. Beginners will discover the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. Bring supplies: a selection of yarn and choice of crochet hooks.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Discover Your Inner Artist

Hobby Lobby, 2649 Pass Road, Biloxi. $15 per two-hour session. Art class in oil or acrylics. 228-222-0180.

Noon-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Rehearsals

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus, 2226 Switzer Road, Gulfport. The Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus will begin rehearsals for the 65th season of George F. Handel’s “The Messiah.” Rehearsals each Monday at 6 p.m. Auditions not necessary. Schimer edition of “The Messiah” is used. Performances Dec. 1 at Nativity BVM in Biloxi; Dec. 2 at Mary C. in Ocean Springs; Dec. 3 at Westminster Presbyterian in Gulfport. Details: Ed Cake, 228-324-9292. 228-896-3355.

6 p.m.

Ocean Springs Table Tennis

Ryan Youth Center, 726 Pine Drive, Ocean Springs. $2. Fee of $2 per person to cover use of building. 228-875-4236. facebook.com/OSTableTennis/

6 p.m.

Tuesday

Digital Literacy Class-Technology Security

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Andy Collins with Mississippi State Extension Service will go over basic steps to maintain technology security including: improving passwords, malware protection, and physical security. Class size is limited; reservations requested: 228-452-4596. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse, 14069 4th St., Gulfport. Free for first 4 weeks; $10 per lesson after that. Lessons for beginning bridge players will be held weekly at the Gulf Coast Bridge Association Clubhouse. 228-539-1253. gulfcoastbridge.bridgesite.org/

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Beaded Jewelry Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Students will learn different techniques to design and create beautiful jewelry using Swarovski and Czech crystals, glass, wood, ceramic beads; natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver and pewter charms, pendants. All tools, supplies provided and included in fee. Instructor: Shirley Cahela. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lapsit Storytime

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Youth services assistants will present a special storytime and activities event for parents with babies and toddlers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo

Gautier Public Library, 2100 Library Lane, Gautier. no charge. Adults 17 and older; enjoy bingo, win prizes and socialize. Refreshments provided. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Holiday Relaxation Class

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free (donations accepted for instructional costs). Instructor will incorporate gentle yoga with extended stretching, relaxation, meditation. An 8-week series. Wear comfortable clothes, bring exercise mat. The cost is free, but donations will be accepted for instructional costs. Registration, information: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Class focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, lidded vessels. Addresses altering techniques and creating and designing more difficult forms like oval casserole dishes, pitchers, lidded jars, bottles. Basic throwing skills required. Class fee includes 25-pound bag of clay and all glazes, class firings, instruction. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/intermediate-wheel-throwing-tuesdays-november-7-december-19/

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Coast Chorale rehearsal

Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Coast Chorale (a civic Choral ensemble) fall rehearsals. All singers are welcome. 228-467-4538. www.coastchorale.org

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Hegwood Biloxi Community Market

Biloxi Farmers’ Market — Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, 949 W. Howard Ave., Biloxi. Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market, under the I-110 overpass at Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Year round market, open on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly. Fresh produce, plants honey, jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, crafts. 724-320-4817.

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Intermediate/Advance Argentine Tango Lessons with Kim

Argentine Tango — Howard Avenue, 632 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $10. Improve your tango and learn new steps, choreography. 228-332-0291.

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Tai Chi @The Library

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. All ages. Socks recommended.

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Wednesday

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory pottery wheel class. Students will learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing, including making cylinders, bowls, and cups with handles. Basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction glazes. Class fee includes 25-pound bag of clay and tool kit for new students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-wheel-throwing-wednesdays-november-8-december-20-100-400-pm/

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Preschool Story Time

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Preschool Story Time for ages 2 to 5. Read books, sing songs, dance, make a craft. This week’s theme: “The Letter I.”.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Holiday Plants

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Christian Stephenson, Hancock County Extension agent, will include information on the selection and care of traditional holiday plants including Christmas trees, amaryllis, kalanchoe, poinsettias, and more. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Legos at the Library

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. For students age 8 and up. Lego sets will be provided to use at the library. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian. 228-769-3060.

4 p.m.

Beginning Ballroom Dance and Country Western Swing

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80 for 8 lessons. Beginning Ballroom Dance class will start at 6 p.m. and end at 6:45 p.m. Most popular dance steps like the fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha cha and swing. At 6:45, Country Western begins, ending at 7:30. Both classes will run for eight weeks. 228-324-3730. amourdanzarevents@gmail.com

6 p.m.-6:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Gulfport Table Tennis Club

Herbert Wilson Recreation Center, 3225 Hancock Ave., Gulfport. Free. Gulfport Table Tennis Club is open to the public and free to play. Great exercise for seniors. All levels of competition welcome. 228-868-5777.

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday

Children’s Story Hour

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Hwy. 603, Kiln. Children’s Story Hours for children up to 5 years of age. The program includes stories, crafts and fun. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Thursday Lunch and Learn

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $15 members, $16 nonmembers. Learn how to prepare the perfect lunch. Menu: Bacon Jam, Chipotle Sweet Potato Biscuit, Fall Vegetable Salad, Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=lunch-learn-thursday-50

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

*teen thursdays*

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. Free. Weekly program for grades 6 through 12. This week’s discussion: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Chill Skills Workshop

St. Martin Public Library, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi. Free. “Chill Skills: Anger Management Approach” workshop for families presented by Kimberly Gowdy, MSU Extension Office. Information on anger and the role it plays in relationships with parents and children; skills to help manage anger in a constructive and healthy manner to establish a positive parent-child relationship. Workshop intended for parents and children (ages 7 to 12). To sign up: 228-392-3250. 228-392-3250. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.

Christmas Bow Making

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Highway 57, Vancleave. $5 for materials. Bow making tips and create special bows of your own. Preregistration required: 826-5857 or at the library. www.jgrls.org

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Bienville Toastmasters

The Meeting Place, 770 Water St., Biloxi. Bienville Toastmasters meets every Thursday. Learn presentation (public speaking) and leadership skills. Details: Michael, 228-235-5046. 228-207-0663.

5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Throwback Thursday Movie

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. Free. An ’80’s movie and refreshments with hot dogs provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. The movie is rated G. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Beginning Hand-building in Clay

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. No prior experience required for this six-week introductory hand-building pottery class. Students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay: pinching, coiling, and slabs will be used to construct functional pottery forms like mugs, trays, and casseroles. Class fee includes 25-pound bag of clay, tool kit for new students. 228-374-5547. www.georgeohr.org/product/beginning-handbuilding-thursdays-november-9-december-21-600-900-pm/

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Tai Chi @The Library

Orange Grove Public Library, 12135 Old Hwy 49, Gulfport. All ages. Socks recommended.

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Friday

First Fridays Downtown Biloxi

Almost Circle Gallery, 128 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi. Free. First Friday in the Downtown Biloxi’s Arts District off Rue Magnolia and Water Street. Galleries, shops and eateries offer treats, special deals. Free to the public; parking available next to Mary Mahoney’s and Magnolia Hotel. https://www.facebook.com/FFDowntownBiloxi/

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Black & White Ball

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Rd., Gulfport. $35 per person. Seating begins at 7, sit down dinner served from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Men should wear tuxedos or black suits and tie; ladies should wear ball gowns. Reservations required: 228-324-3730 for reservations, details. 228-324-3730. amourdanzarevents@gmail.com

7 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

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